MA Electives- Course Outcomes

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation ElectiveNANA

1. Cartographies of Translation

  1. Work with certain key concepts and debates in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies.
  2. Adopt and interdisciplinary approach to literature and language studies
  3. Think across geographical, cultural and linguistic boundaries in ways that accommodate heterogeneities.

2. Literary Comparison: Theories and Practices

  1. Provide a basic idea of the field of Comparative Literature in India.
  2. Identity key areas and concepts of the subject.
  3. Demonstrate the ways in which language, culture and local historiesunderline textual production.
  4. Use close-reading techniques within a comparatist framework for textual analysis.
  5. Apply research and analytical skills to a diverse range of texts for assessment tasks and presentations.

3. Literatures of Contact

  1. Develop familiarity with procedures of literary comparison.
  2. Gain an understanding of the politics of translation
  3. Working with cross—cultural readings of literary texts.

4. Lyrical Pasts: Poetry in the Indo-Islamic Millennium

  1. Reproduce the reading protocols for classical poetry from medieval India.
  2. Compare the aesthetic assumptions behind old Hindi and Urdu poems.
  3. Connect premodern sensibilities with modern notions of love, romance and morality.
  4. Argue about premodern literary styles as part of modern cultural forms.

5. Mahasweta Devi: Comparative Readings

  1. Acquire in-depth knowledge of an important and versatile Indian writer.
  2. Develop a fine-tuned understanding of the key concerns of comparatist literary analysis.
  3. Work with a special focus on languages and translation, and their role in the circulation and reception of literary texts.

6. Perspectives in Translation

  1. Work with more than one language.
  2. Address questions of otherness and marginality
  3. Engage with translation as a form of inclusiveness.
  4. Read literary texts with an awareness of the relationship between language, power and social relations.

7. Philology for our times

  1. Identify the basic principles of the philological method.
  2. Compare philological practice with literary study in general and close-reading of texts in particular.
  3. Find ways of relating to old texts using philological concerns.
  4. Discover the historical dimensions of literary study.

8. Reading Myth and Fantasy: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. To engage meaningfully with the larger body of Tolkien’s and Lewis’ imaginative oeuvres in conversation with the literary and philosophical tendencies of the 20th century Europe/world.
  2. To appreciate the genres of myth and fantasy beyond the charge of “mere escapism”.
  3. To reflect on the relationship between literature/art and philosophy.

9. Comparative Ghalib

  1. Reformulate canonical judgements about “great writers” in terms of close reading of their poetry.
  2. Reference literary language through biographical criticism and devise a critical view about their relationship.
  3. Apply the protocols of classical literature to our reading of the past.
  4. Describe the reading experience of a poetic artefact.

10. Indigenous Writing From Northeast: Fiction

  1. To enhance their experience and knowledge about the creative and cognitive roles of literary self-representations, especially when it comes to those who largely exist at the periphery of the national political and cultural imagination.
  2. Tap and explore viable areas and topics for in-depth research on the region.
  3. To command general fluency on the region.

11. Narrative and Narratology

  1. Provide a basic introduction to narratology, including forms of narrative in fiction and non-fiction.
  2. Demonstrate the ways in which narratives are framed and what constitutes the act of narration and how these are interpreted within varied socio-politico and cultural frameworks.
  3. Use close-reading techniques to analyse form, stylistics and sub-textual contexts.
  4. Apply research and analytical skills to a diverse range of texts for assessment tasks and presentations.